Soham, Cambridgeshire

There is a cart-weighing steelyard in Soham, 8 miles north-west of Newmarket, which could weigh up to two tons [J.T. Graham, Scales and Balances, Shire Album 55, Shire, 1981, p.20, with photo; Garry Hogg, Odd Aspects of England, David & Charles, Newton Abbott, 1968, p.102 with photo on p.103; Burton, pp.266-268, with photo]. The only other extant UK example is at Woodbridge.

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